For my Documentary I’v decided to base it around one of my closest friends Tom Busby who lost his dream of competing in the London 2012 olympics due to a shoulder injury, representing Team GB in Boxing.
I have some visual ideas that I feel would work really well for the style of what we are going for, in a gritty boxing gym in Coventry on location shooting, I feel like any shot would look great!
Broken Dreams – Treatment
INTRODUCTION – Cinematic shots of the gym, pulls of focus on different areas, and panning shots of the gym setting the scene for where we are and getting that gritty old school boxing gym.
SCENE 1 – I think we should have Tom training then getting in the ring to talk to the camera leaning over the ropes, almost as if he’s looking down talking to his trainer. Where he will be telling his story about his boxing career how he got into etc, with some cutaways to archive footage of some of his matches in the ring.
SCENE 2 – As the story develops and it gets into the injury part of the story, I was picturing Tom on the punch bag unleashing his built up anger about the injury, shouting out his emotions of when it happened and how it felt to learn the news.
SCENE 3 – After we have finished that section I was thinking about going onto some shots of Tom lacing up his boxing boots, and putting on his boxing gloves, then throwing on his boxing robe, to walk out to fight again. whilst he talks over the top of the shots about his comeback and recovering from the horrible injury which shattered his GB dream.
There are a lot of other shots I’ll be trying and experimenting with as access to Tom is good as he only lives down the road from me. I was going to try a shot in his shed at home where he has his own punch bag, of lighting him like a silhouette and see how it turns out. If it turns out well i may try to implement it into the final edit.
The meaning of this documentary is to bring out the emotion and passion Tom has for boxing and how he felt when he was told he wouldn’t be able to compete in the event he had been working up to for some years. The end of the documentary should emphasise that Tom is on the road to recovery and the fight to get back into the ring.